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Friday, May 28, 2021 

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven, part of the MV Werften Group, has handed over the 140m long ‘Solaris’, marking the successful completion of the project, undertaken over several years of planning and building.

The final phase of the project began with the floating out of the yacht at the shipyard at the end of February. This was followed by sea-trials in the North Sea and interior fitting out work, all of which has now been concluded.

Lloyd Werft Projects and Sales Director Friedrich Norden said: “We are very proud that we have mastered this challenge. In many respects Solaris is a masterpiece. A number of very individual demands, some of them never experienced before in yacht building, have been incorporated into this project.”

Solaris’ unusual lines feature a light grey hull topped by a white superstructure, spanned by a broad arch linking both sides - an iconic feature of the new yacht. More than 2,000m2 of glass surfaces, incorporating the biggest panes ever built into a yacht, determine the overall visual appearance.

The Solaris is driven by eight MTU engines with a combined output of more than 14,000kW, enabling speeds in excess of 18 knots. A twin ABB Azipod system with a combined output of 9MW is believed to be the largest yet installed in a private yacht.

Shipyard MD Carsten Sippel said: “Highly skilled personnel working closely as a team are needed to build a yacht like this. We are extremely proud to have produced such a tailor-made yacht. As we did with the legendary Luna, we have once again built a yacht of the very highest quality.”

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